Thursday, April 9, 2009

Things I Love Thursday- KDL

Time again for another round of Things I Love (well, things we love if you visit the totally awesome blog of )

Check out the site to find a great list of products, places, and creative ideas that we totally love!

The thing I love this Thursday is the KDL- the Kent District Library system. Many of my readers live in the vicinity of the KDL- for those that don't- I hope your local library system is as totally awesome as ours!

The KDL is more than just an organized group of local libraries- it is like free shopping mall for any movie, cd, or book you could want! It unites all resources to be available to all.

You see, the KDL is made up of a ton of different libraries- I don't even know the number- 40 maybe? They have a common website:

I have my local library that I go to and browse for new ideas and products. But, there website is where I find my true joy. You see, all I have to do is type in what I'm looking for. Maybe its a Dora DVD, a Veggie tales CD, or the novel that everyone says I just have to read. Up pop the results. It lists all the available options for you. I had no idea there were Strawberry shortcake soundtracks!!! I found the DVD series of my favorite show growing up- Dr. Quinn. It lists all of the results and what library they are at, what their 'status' is (checked out, when its due, on shelf, etc.). But here is the best part- I don't have to drive there! I click hold. I pick which library I will pick it up at. Then, I get an email when my item is ready to be picked up! Its held in a separate section for holds- so I don't have to go traipsing around the library looking for the Curious George book that should be there, but isn't. I check it out. I enjoy. I return to ANY KDL branch library. Brilliant!

I'm telling you it is an awesome thing. Its not realistic for one local library to resource all of our desires and needs. To combine resources and make it so user friendly is why the KDL is one of the things I love!!!

Remember to check out The Diaper Diaries for more Things We Love!


Brooke said...

sounds amazing! :) our new library is currently under construction. you'd think in a 3 city, 1 town county we'd have kickin inter-library loan system. no such luck.

happy reading!
(or watching!)
(or listening!)

thediaperdiaries said...

I completely agree. I didn't know you were local :) I love that I have everything right at my fingertips and most times I get what I want rather quickly.